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Please join our new virtual peer support group for medical students, residents, and practicing and retired physicians who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour. 

Group peer support brings together people who share a lived or living experience and provides a confidential, supportive space where peers can listen without judgment, share insights, and provide hope and encouragement to one another. 

The goals of the group are to: 

  • increase community and connection 
  • lessen distress
  • identify and leverage strengths from participant’s lived and living experiences 

Register for one or more sessions here.

Upcoming Dates

Date Time
January 17 6:30 – 7:30pm
January 31 6:30 – 7:30pm
February 28 6:30 – 7:30pm
March 27 6:30 – 7:30pm
April 24 6:30 – 7:30pm
May 29 6:30 – 7:30pm
If you would like more information or have questions about this group, please email the physician facilitator, Dr. Dilinna Onyiah.

Facilitators:

Dr. Dilinna Onyiah, MBBS, MRCPsych UK, M.Sc (psychiatry), FRCPC 

Dr. Dilinna Onyiah is a general adult and rehabilitation psychiatrist who has worked in Europe and Canada. She currently works as a consultant psychiatrist in Manitoba hospitals and feels grateful and privileged to work alongside peers as we all strive for personal and professional wellness. 

Fatima Siyarwareva, RSWMSW 

Fatima is a mental health specialist and a Registered social worker with over 15 years of experience. She works as a Therapist at Physicians at Risk. She has a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Manitoba and has been specifically trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy with Mindfulness, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy. Fatima’s clinical interests are trauma, anxiety management, depression, healthy relationships, life transitions, self-care, and burnout. Fatima provides a client-centered approach and strives to create a safe and non-judgmental environment.